GLASS COLOUR AND TINT OPTIONS
We often get questions on whether the glass we supply is coloured. Well, the answer is no, we don’t supply glass generally that has gone through any type of coloration process, however some ‘clear’ glass can appear to have a colour. A lot of the glass that is manufactured today is made to suit budgets, and with economies of scale this type of manufacturing takes priority. There are options of course to have a glass that appears to be much clearer than most of the toughened glass on the market.
The clear glass that we are talking about here has many names which are generally brand names attached to the manufacturer. Ones we have seen on the market are Starphire, UltraClear, Optiwhite, Starwhite and Krystal Klear just to name a few. Basically, the process of making this very clear glass starts in the manufacturing process. Normal toughened glass will generally have a slight green tint to it. This is not always obvious to the naked eye when looking straight at a panel. It becomes more apparent when you look down an edge of the glass, this is where it may look quite green.
Quite often to the untrained eye, all the glass will look clear, until you put a piece of the ultra clear (not a brand name) up next to the standard glass. Ultra clear glass is a result of the manufacturer reducing the amount of iron content in the glass. That’s right iron in the glass. Iron is a very important part of the manufacturing process with glass and with low iron glass the process requires Silica, a mineral found in sand.
Due to the small amounts of demand of any type of ultra clear glass in the past the actual product can end up being a lot more expensive. In some cases, three or four time the cost of a standard toughened panel. There is some good new though for people who want to have clear glass pool fences. Clear glass, due to its ability to hold heat longer. A market that has seen an increase in clear glass demand is the solar panel industry. It is the preferred choice for solar panel glass and for this reason we may see manufacturing costs decrease in the future because of this increase in demand.
Absolut Custom Glass Systems can and always has the capacity to create special orders for this type of ultra clear glass, but due to its high cost it has sparked little interest from our customers. This as mentioned above may change in the next couple of years. If you really want to have a frameless glass pool fence or balustrade in this type of glass, we invite you to make an enquiry through our website. We can supply and install an ultra clear glass for you, of course there will be an extra cost involved, but we will do our best to make it as affordable as possible.
At Absolut, we have the expertise to provide custom architectural designs for all frameless glass pool fencing applications such as raked glass, coloured tinted glass and even curved glass. Absolut’s stainless steel hardware comes with options for premium soft close hinges to hold 12mm gates and a range of customised square or round spigots along with customised stainless steel special fittings to suit any application.
Our custom glass is engineered to the highest standard by Australia’s leading glass manufacturer.
We provide an Exclusive Lifetime Structural Warranty on all our products structural integrity and installations which provides our clients with cover against any possible defects in our materials or in our workmanship, a competitive edge that gives us a huge advantage over our competitors.
Absolut Custom Glass has been installing frameless and semi-frameless glass pool fences for close to 20 years so you can rest assured you are dealing with a company that knows its business well. Contact us today to get a free non-obligated quote.
Don’t think all this quality service and products will price us out of your budget. You don’t survive in this business for over 15 years by charging too much. We are still one of the most competitively priced businesses in our industry in South East Queensland.
We pride ourselves on the fact we are able to design a pool enclosure that doesn’t negatively affect the value of your property but will add value. We know the pleasure of owning your own pool can’t be beaten but what is just as important is the look.